September 25, 2020 

News Alert: Alyssa Thomas starts game three of the semifinals

After hurting her right shoulder in game two, Thomas is back and starting tonight

Welcome to The Next: A basketball newsroom brought to you by The IX. 24/7/365 women’s basketball coverage, written, edited and photographed by our young, diverse staff, dedicated to breaking news, analysis, historical deep dives and projections about the game we love.

Subscribe to make sure this vital work, creating a pipeline of young, diverse media professionals to write, edit and photograph the great game, continues and grows. Subscriptions include some exclusive content, but the reason for subscriptions is a simple one: making sure our writers and editors creating 24/7/365 women’s basketball coverage get paid to do it.

Alyssa Thomas is starting game three of the Connecticut Sun’s WNBA semifinals series against the Las Vegas Aces just two days after dislocating her right shoulder. Thomas has also been playing the entire 2020 season with two torn labrums. The series is tied 1-1 heading into Thursday’s match-up.

Thomas has been an instrumental part of the Sun’s success this season, averaging 15.5 points on 50% shooting, 2.0 steals, 4.8 assists and 9.0 rebounds per game. It is unclear how many minutes she will be able to play on Thursday night, with Sun coach Curt Miller saying earlier in the evening that it was about “pain management” and deeming her a game-time decision.

Written by Bela Kirpalani

Leave a Comment